Clinton, NJ
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Clinton is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 399th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Clinton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Clinton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clinton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in management occupations (15.26%), sales jobs (14.28%), and office and administrative support (13.78%).

Also of interest is that Clinton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Clinton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Clinton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clinton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clinton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Clinton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.72% of adults in Clinton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $41,755, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,020 for a family of four.

Clinton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Clinton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.